“Freedom of exp…

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“Freedom of expression and the public right to know about important matters of public debate are an essential foundation of our society – but there are limits for those who cross the line into criminality.
“These guidelines will assist prosecutors in striking the right balance between those interests in cases affecting the media.
“Journalists, and those who work with them, are not afforded special status under the criminal law, but the public interest served by their actions is a relevant factor in deciding whether they should be prosecuted in an individual case.” Keir Starmer, April 2012